Suzannah DesRochesUrban Forest Programs Manager

Suzannah hails from South Louisiana where she grew up exploring the piney wooded “hills” of her home an hour outside of New Orleans. She earned a degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2006 and spent her early career working in the commercial landscape and nursery industries. Suzannah came to the world of Urban & Community Forestry in 2008 when she joined Baton Rouge Green as the organization’s Program Manager. In 2012 she left to serve as Executive Director of the Louisiana Urban Forestry Council where she worked to assist communities statewide through a dual role as the Urban & Community Forestry Volunteer Coordinator for the State of Louisiana Department of Ag & Forestry. Suzannah has a passion for homesteading and self-sufficiency, even transplanting to Texas in 2013 to gain 2+ years of hands-on farming experience in organic food production. She uses this experience at her small farm in Bastrop County, where she raises eggs, meat and vegetables and forages for wild edibles and dyes on the 30 acres surrounding her home.